Michigan Policast for Monday, January 20, 2020

Featured image:  John James with Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani.  ~Source

  In this episode:

  • Sexism in politics – Lucido (*cough*PIG*cough), Warren & Sanders
  • Mike Bloomberg does well in Michigan
  • Gov Whitmer approval rating + Snyder’s rating in his first year
  • FDA drug approvals faster, but are they safer?
  • Nessel’s hugh PFAS lawsuit: is PFAS the new tobacco?
  • Quick takes
  • Interview:  Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 13, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Updates on 2020
  • Elissa Slotkin, Iran, War Powers Resolution
  • Climate crisis, Clean Future Act v Green New Deal
  • Cellphones in Michigan courts
  • Interview: Mel Larsen on the petition drive to expand the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • Terrorist talk from MI Facebook Group
  • A decade of Elliott-Larsen in tweets
  • Thank you
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 6, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Larry Inman recall efforts still going
  • Gov Whitmer’s first year job performance
  • War on women: GOP goes after reproductive health
  • Updates on Citizens Redistricting Commission, NRAV, and Michigan demographics
  • Under-covered stories in 2019 and predictions for 2020
  • Interview: Riley Beggin of Bridge Magazine
  • Podcast recommendations
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, December 23, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Trump impeached
  • What’s next for FTDR?
  • AG Dana Nessel sues opioid distributors
  • Quick takes – clean energy, anti-Peters ad pulled, fake focus group, adopt & amend, deer baiting
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, December 16, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Empty charter schools, racism at Paw Paw Schools
  • Changes to Title IX
  • Michigan budget deal
  • Sinclair Broadcasting changes business model, drops political analysts
  • Governor Whitmer for Vice President?
  • Larry Inman gets a mistrial
  • Haley Stevens and Elissa Slotkin on Trump’s Impeachment
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, December 9, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Medicaid and work requirements
  • Trump and SNAP
  • Senator Curtis Hertel Jr with the latest on the budget
  • Walberg, Upton, Amash congressional races
  • State Representative Larry Inman’s wacky trial
  • Former Congressman Mike Rogers on the House Intelligence Committee
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, December 1, 2019

Cover photo: GM/Buick/Chevy complex in Flint, MI

  In this episode:

  • Tax incentives or corporate welfare?
  • Larry Inman recall petitions thrown out
  • Arizona redistricting commission vs Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
  • Democratic primary polls
  • Pence visits Michigan again
  • Bloomberg money hits Michigan
  • University of Farmington students — scammers or victims?
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, November 25, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment and Michigan – Gary Peters, Haley Stevens, Elissa Slotkin, Fred Upton, Justin Amash
  • Larry Inman recall campaign
  • Mike Shirkey’s cheap shots
  • LG Garlin Gilcrest signs bill into law
  • Dem primary – Debates, Bloomberg, and the latest polls
  • The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission needs you
  • The effort to change term limits in Michigan
  • AG Nessel joins CA in the fight over automobile mileage standards
  • Ironman competition shuts down Leelenau County … was it legal?
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, November 18, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment – dogs, ponies, and witness tampering
  • Democratic primary – polls and new candidates
  • Voters who regret their vote for Trump
  • AG Nessel – Robocall crackdown and lightbulb efficiency lawsuit
  • Ethics investigations – Rashida Tlaib and Bill Huizenga
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, November 11, 2019

  In this episode:

  • State Budget – Shirkey walks away
  • The latest on Enbridge line 5
  • Michigan and the Presidential Primary
  • Vote Vets v Restoration PAC (Gary Peters v John James)
  • Election reform is working
  • Interview: Jim DeLine on Ranked Choice Voting
  • Transcript

 

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